Home / Tag Archives: christopher-dring

Tag Archives: christopher-dring

PlayStack on becoming a major player in the saturated publishing sector

PlayStack is a new games publisher formed by veterans across the entertainment industry, and it has the finances to fund multiple developers and projects. We talk to CEO and founder Harvey Elliott about the firm’s ambitions. So is PlayStack a publisher or a games label? We are a publisher, but …

Read More »

How Life is Strange changed Dontnod

Back in 2013, Capcom launched what it hoped would be a major new action series. Remember Me was a unique, cyberpunk story-driven triple-A game from new French developer Dontnod – a studio set-up by former Criterion, EA and Ubisoft creators. The team had spent almost five years on the game, …

Read More »

Telltale talks Mr Robot, Batman and its new publishing business

Telltale doesn’t make games like other people. It doesn’t begin a game with a prototype or concept art, instead it starts with a script. We don’t produce a game visually until we feel we have completed the script,” explains Job Stauffer, the head of creative communications at The Walking Dead, …

Read More »

Firaxis on what changes Civilization VI has brought

If you ever needed proof that the strategy genre is anything but niche, take one look at Civilization. It’s a deep, complicated turn-based strategy franchise that has sold in excess of 33m copies in its 25-year history. The most successful was Civilization V with 8m games sold to date. The …

Read More »

PlayStack: ‘The games industry is well equipped to survive Brexit’

Industry veteran Harvey Elliott believes the UK games business can thrive during Brexit as it ‘always changes’. The former EA and Marmalade exec, who has just launched a new publishing division called PlayStack, is bullish about the British games industry due to the fact it has already endured so much …

Read More »

More giant stores planned as GAME targets ten ‘arenas’

Ten more video game arenas will pop up in GAME stores across the country, the firm has confirmed. It follows the launch of the Multiplay Arena at the GAME Trafford Centre. These sections are designed to let players compete in tournaments utilising powerful gaming PCs, and the retailer says it …

Read More »

GAME: PS3 and 360 are now ‘played through’

It appears that time is finally up for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. GAME says that the collapse in sales of these two formats have been one of the main reasons behind the retailer’s recent disappointing financial results. Our results were impacted by the UK console market in transition from …

Read More »

GAME wants to stock GameStop’s titles

GAME says it has no intention of following in the footsteps of its big rival GameStop, and begin publishing its own titles. GameStop entered publishing earlier this year and has already released one game, Insomniac’s Song of the Deep (pictured). The title was made available via digital platforms, with the …

Read More »

‘Nintendo NX will be a major event’ says GAME

GAME boss Martyn Gibbs says Nintendo’s comeback next year will be a ‘major event’. Nintendo plans to debut its NX console in March 2017 and the UK retail boss is optimistic following the reception to Pokmon Go on iOS and Android. In terms of looking forward, we are positive because …

Read More »

GAME prepares trade-in push around PS4 Pro and Scorpio

Mid-cycle console upgrades will be a boon for specialist retail, says GAME. The firm told MCV that it expects existing PS4 and Xbox One owners to trade-in their old consoles against the upcoming PS4 Pro and Xbox One Scorpio. This in turn will see more pre-owned consoles sold, resulting in …

Read More »